Single Girl’s Guide to Europe, Signed Presentation
[Signed] Kenis, Andrea. The Single Girl’s Guide to Europe. First Edition. 1969. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition—jacket shows a few minor tears. Book is inscribed, “11-13-69, To: Marge and Mike—Favorite ex-neighbors who I still miss! Love, Andy.”
With one-liners such as, “American men often feel that if they buy you a martini, you are the olive,” this book from the swinging-1960s brims with the pep and enthusiasm that a one would expect from a single American girl traveling in Europe in the post-World War II era. It is not an official guidebook, nor is it arranged like one. Rather, it is narrative in format. Her advice is enhanced with numerous anecdotes of her own experiences. As such, even though many of the suggestions are now outdated (T.W.A., long defunct, is no longer the best means of transport), it works very well as a period piece from an era when travel by plane was still groovy (and glamorous).
“One of the most important things when traveling alone is to always look super! Then I find I am usually not alone.”